Birmingham, England is a vibrant and constantly redefining city. The city, second in population to London , is steadily changing from the historic industrial, hardworking city it used to be to a young, lively urban area full of nightlife and trendy shopping.
Birmingham is an easy to travel city with a public system of trains, busses and trams. Passes are available that allow use of all three, making it easy to get to any restaurant or attraction in the city.
The Brum, as many Europeans call the city, is accessible by bus, train and plane. Busses and trains service domestic locations, including almost every major English city from London to Stratford-upon-Avon. Busses leave from Digbeth coach station.
The majority of long distance trains leaves from New St. Station and leave frequently throughout the day. Other trains may leave from Snow Hill Station and Moor St. Station.
Birmingham International Airport (airport code BHM) is just outside the city in the West Midlands.
In 2009, Birmingham International Airport served over 9 million passengers. Multiple airlines use it as a hub, including Flybe, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair, bmibaby and Thomson Airways.
In 2009, over one hundred thousand flights moved through Birmingham International Airport, with Flybe operating the highest number of flights out of the 48 serving airlines.